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[movies]Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness - TED.com
Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; architecture; design; 2010
Downloads: 290
[movies]Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
Downloads: 132
[movies]Teddy Cruz: How architectural innovations migrate across borders - TED.com
As the world's cities undergo explosive growth, inequality is intensifying. Wealthy neighborhoods and impoverished slums grow side by side, the gap between them widening. In this eye-opening talk, architect Teddy Cruz asks us to rethink urban development from the bottom up. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz explores the creative intelligence of the city's residents and offers a fresh perspective on what we can learn from places of scarcity.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; design; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 30
[movies]Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral - TED.com
A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station ... And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 148
[movies]Liz Diller: A giant bubble for debate - TED.com
How do you make a great public space inside a not-so-great building? Liz Diller shares the story of creating a welcoming, lighthearted (even, dare we say it, sexy) addition to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; creativity; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 96
[movies]Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? - TED.com
TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body's insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; technology; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 177
[movies]Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears - TED.com
Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; sound; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 214
[movies]Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering - TED.com
When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he's been searching for a convincing modern-day equivalent to Rome's masterpiece. Stay tuned to the end of the talk for his unexpected suggestion.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; engineering; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 61
[movies]Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers - TED.com
Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; materials; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 176
[movies]Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff - TED.com
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxHouston; TED; Talks; architecture; creativity; design; green; technology; 2010
Downloads: 216
[movies]Dan Barasch: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City - TED.com
Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have a crazy plan — to create a park, filled with greenery, underneath New York City. The two are developing the Lowline, an underground greenspace the size of a football field. They're building it in a trolley terminal abandoned in 1948, using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below. It's a park that can thrive, even in winter.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; cities; TED@NYC; 2014
Downloads: 35
[movies]Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work - TED.com
More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behaviorist. She shares the unexpected challenges of planning parks people love -- and why it's important.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 51
[movies]Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself - TED.com
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; theater; TEDxSMU; 2009
Downloads: 97
[movies]Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process - TED.com
When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on. It was a complex problem, but with a simple solution — one that he arrived at by working with the families themselves. With a chalkboard and beautiful images of his designs, Aravena walks us through three projects where cleve...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; design; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
Downloads: 13
[movies]John Hodgman: Design, explained. - TED.com
John Hodgman, comedian and resident expert, "explains" the design of three iconic modern objects. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; humor; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 188
[movies]Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper - TED.com
Long before sustainability became a buzzword, architect Shigeru Ban had begun his experiments with ecologically-sound building materials such as cardboard tubes and paper. His remarkable structures are often intended as temporary housing, designed to help the dispossessed in disaster-struck nations such as Haiti, Rwanda or Japan. Yet equally often the buildings remain a beloved part of the landscape long after they have served their intended purpose...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; disaster relief; materials; TEDxTokyo; 2013
Downloads: 199
[movies]Norman Foster's green agenda - TED.com
Architect Norman Foster discusses his own work to show how computers can help architects design buildings that are green, beautiful and "basically pollution-free." From the 2007 DLD Conference, Munich; www.dld-conference.com
Keywords: TEDTalks; DLD 2007; TED; Talks; architecture; green; partner talk; 2007
Downloads: 210
[movies]Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community - TED.com
Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 66
[movies]Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building - TED.com
In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; design; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 49
[movies]Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community - TED.com
Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 43
[movies]Aziza Chaouni: How I brought a river, and my city, back to life - TED.com
The Fez River winds through the medina of Fez, Morocco—a mazelike medieval city that’s a World Heritage site. Once considered the “soul” of this celebrated city, the river succumbed to sewage and pollution, and in the 1950s was covered over bit by bit until nothing remained. TED Fellow Aziza Chaouni recounts her 20 year effort to restore this river to its former glory, and to transform her city in the process.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; architecture; cities; sustainability; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 32
[movies]Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters! - TED.com
Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean -- thus driving even more innovation in "oyster-tecture." Orff shares her vision for an urban landscape that links nature and humanity for mutual benefit.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; architecture; biology; cities; design; 2010
Downloads: 161
[movies]Kamal Meattle on how to grow fresh air - TED.com
Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; environment; science; technology; 2009
Downloads: 125
[movies]Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall - TED.com
Kevin Surace suggests we rethink basic construction materials -- such as the familiar wallboard -- to reduce the huge carbon footprint generated by the manufacturing and construction of our buildings. He introduces EcoRock, a clean, recyclable and energy-efficient drywall created by his team at Serious Materials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; business; demo; design; green; invention; technology; 2009
Downloads: 58
[movies]Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself? - TED.com
Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; biology; design; development; life; science; sustainability; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 125
[movies]Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness - TED.com
Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; collaboration; creativity; design; museums; visualizations; TED2002; 2002
Downloads: 265
[movies]Thom Mayne on architecture as connection - TED.com
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; culture; design; invention; 2005
Downloads: 68
[movies]Frank Gehry asks "Then what?" - TED.com
In a wildly entertaining discussion with Richard Saul Wurman, architect Frank Gehry gives TEDsters his take on the power of failure, his recent buildings, and the all-important “Then what?” factor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; business; creativity; culture; design; interview; invention; 2002
Downloads: 302
[movies]William McDonough on cradle to cradle design - TED.com
Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; business; china; culture; design; environment; global issues; sustainability; technology; TED2005; 2005
Downloads: 84
[movies]Liz Diller plays with architecture - TED.com
In this engrossing EG talk, architect Liz Diller shares her firm DS+R's more unusual work, including the Blur Building, whose walls are made of fog, and the revamped Alice Tully Hall, which is wrapped in glowing wooden skin.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; architecture; art; arts; design; theater; 2007
Downloads: 283
[movies]Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting - TED.com
With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; environment; history; innovation; photography; sustainability; water; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 118
[movies]John La Grou plugs smart power outlets - TED.com
John La Grou unveils an ingenious new technology that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires -- and to conserve energy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; children; design; energy; technology; 2009
Downloads: 251
[movies]Stewart Brand on the Long Now - TED.com
Stewart Brand works on the Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece that counts down the next 10,000 years. It's a beautiful project that asks us to think about the far, far future. Here, he discusses a tricky side problem with the Clock: Where can we put it?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; architecture; art; design; future; technology; 2004
Downloads: 78
[movies]Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities - TED.com
How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; collaboration; design; energy; environment; green; technology; 2011
Downloads: 96
[movies]Reed Kroloff on modern and romantic architecture - TED.com
Reed Kroloff gives us a new lens for judging new architecture: is it modern, or is it romantic? Look for glorious images from two leading practices -- and a blistering critique of the 9/11 planning process.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; architecture; art; business; design; humor; 2003
Downloads: 306
[movies]Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it! - TED.com
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; environment; urban planning; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 302
[movies]Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community - TED.com
When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented everything he hated about contemporary architecture: wasteful, glass towers requiring tons of energy whose design had absolutely nothing to do with Africa. In this charming talk, Vilalta shows how he champions an alternative approach: to harness nature, reference design tradition and create beautiful, modern, iconic buildings fit for a community.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; TED Fellows; architecture; design; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 27
[movies]Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more - TED.com
"The work of a transport commissioner isn't just about stop signs and traffic signals," explains Janette Sadik-Khan, who was appointed to that role in New York City in 2007. In this funny and thought-provoking talk, she details the thinking behind successful initiatives to reshape street life in the 5 boroughs, including the addition of pedestrian zones in Times Square and the arrival of Citi Bikes...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; design; transportation; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 79
[movies]Magnus Larsson: Turning dunes into architecture - TED.com
Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; bacteria; biology; design; sustainability; water; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 346
[movies]Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle - TED.com
The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; beauty; math; physics; universe; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 302
[movies]Ron Eglash on African fractals - TED.com
'I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof.' That is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families he met while researching the fractal patterns he’d noticed in villages across the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; culture; design; education; math; technology; 2007
Downloads: 359
[movies]Frank Gehry as a young rebel - TED.com
Before he was a legend, architect Frank Gehry takes a whistlestop tour of his early work, from his house in Venice Beach to the American Center in Paris, which was under construction (and much on his mind) when he gave this talk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1990; TED; Talks; architecture; collaboration; design; global issues; technology; 1990
Downloads: 344
[movies]Jessica Green: Good germs make healthy buildings - TED.com
Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us, and some just along for the ride. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; biodiversity; biology; collaboration; design; science; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 308
[movies]Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture - TED.com
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon London 2010; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; biomimicry; design; sustainability; 2010
Downloads: 422
[movies]David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve - TED.com
As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; future; history; music; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 224
[movies]Sam Martin: Claim your "manspace" - TED.com
Author Sam Martin shares photos of a quirky world hobby that's trending with the XY set: "manspaces." (They're custom-built hangouts where a man can claim a bit of his own territory to work, relax, be himself.) Grab a cold one and enjoy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; book; culture; design; entertainment; men; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 77
[movies]Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes - TED.com
Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable -- and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; algorithm; architecture; arts; design; math; software; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 575
[movies]Daniel Libeskind's 17 words of architectural inspiration - TED.com
Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture -- raw, risky, emotional, radical -- and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; cities; creativity; design; technology; 2009
Downloads: 155
[movies]Nathaniel Kahn on "My Architect" - TED.com
Nathaniel Kahn shares clips from his documentary "My Architect," about his quest to understand his father, the legendary architect Louis Kahn. It's a film with meaning to anyone who seeks to understand the relationship between art and love.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; architecture; children; design; entertainment; film; south asia; storytelling; 2002
Downloads: 738
[movies]Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales - TED.com
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature -- they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy -- and creating stunning views.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; architecture; creativity; design; environment; green; 2009
Downloads: 385
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